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Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Claudia Richter is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Richter include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Richter is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Richter attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Richter include: Boston Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Honor Award 1993, Amer Academy Of Ophthalmology; and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Richter (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Richter is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. James W Hung, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. James Hung works as an ophthalmologist in Boston, MA, Beverly, MA, and Plymouth, MA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hung has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hung takes. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Hung performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Hung speaks Mandarin.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Bradford Shingleton specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. Dr. Shingleton's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataracts. Patient ratings for Dr. Shingleton average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shingleton include: Boston Super Doctors; Charles B Cannon Memorial Prize Senior Book Prize Graduate With Honors, Univ Michigan Med Schl; and Summa Cum Laude Graduate, Princeton Univ. Dr. Shingleton is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Laser Treatment, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Laura C Fine, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Laura Fine's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Fine a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fine include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fine attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Fine include: Phi Beta Kappa Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship 2002-3 and Oliver Memorial Prize-Best Ophthalmology Student At University Of Pennsylvania. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Jody Judge is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. She has a special interest in diabetic eye exam, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Judge at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Judge's professional affiliations include Mount Auburn Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetic Eye Exam, Cornea Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Michael Oats' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Oats's practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Tufts Health Plan, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Oats has received the following distinction: *additional Board Certification In Emergency Medicine*. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Oats has an open panel.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Stephen Rostler is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rostler has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Rostler attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Russian.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Oconnor is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Oconnor focuses on glaucoma and cataracts. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Oconnor attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received professional recognition including the following: National Eye Institute Arvo Scholarship. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease that occurs when drainage canals within the eye become clogged or blocked. Fluid builds up within the eye, and the increasing pressure damages the optic nerve. It is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States and the primary cause of blindness among African Americans.

The most common form of glaucoma, accounting for more than 90% of all cases, is called open-angle glaucoma. In open-angle glaucoma, the drainage canals become clogged but are not blocked entirely. Because some fluid is still able to drain, people with this type of glaucoma may feel fine and not have any symptoms for years after the onset of the disease. Later on, patients will notice a loss of peripheral vision, or darkness and blurriness at the sides of their visual field. When they look straight at something, their vision will be as good as it ever was. Unfortunately, by this time, the glaucoma is already at a severe stage, and without treatment it can lead to complete blindness.

There are other, less common types of glaucoma. Angle-closure glaucoma is an acute form of glaucoma that comes on very suddenly. The drainage canals become blocked and pressure within the eye rises very rapidly. Patients will have a sudden loss of vision along with headaches or nausea. This type of glaucoma needs to be treated right away. Rarely, children can be born with glaucoma or develop it in infancy. Babies with glaucoma may shy away from bright lights, be irritable, or have poor appetites.

Because glaucoma most often does not have symptoms in the early stages, it is important to have regular eye exams to check for glaucoma, especially if you are at risk. High risk groups include African Americans, Latinos, people with diabetes, and anyone over age 60. An eye doctor can check for glaucoma in several different ways. A visual field test checks for loss of peripheral vision. A dilated eye exam allows the doctor to see the optic nerve and inspect it for damage. A test called tonometry, in which a tiny puff of air is blown at the eye, checks the pressure within the eye and screens specifically for glaucoma.

Once you have a diagnosis, treatment depends on the type and stage of glaucoma that you have. Most people with glaucoma treat it with medicated eye drops. These drops help decrease fluid production within the eye and increase drainage. If medications aren’t enough, another option is to have surgery to open up the drainage canals. Although surgery can halt the progression of glaucoma, it cannot restore vision that has already been lost to the disease.
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